Reports stated around 60% of a company’s budget goes to fuel expenses. This is particularly concerning since fuel prices fluctuate considerably not only in the US but also across the globe, and unexpected price hikes can cause financial hardship for fleets.
So, fuel efficiency is more important than ever. With rising fuel prices and a growing emphasis on sustainability, every business is looking for ways to reduce their fuel consumption.
McCulla Transport case study
We have spoken with Brian Beattie of McCulla Transport, during the conversation we asked him what kind of savings they had made since installing our CameraMatics vehicle camera system. As well as saving thousands in legal fees and claims, to our amazement, McCulla is also reported to have saved between £70K to £80K on fuel annually!
We couldn’t quite believe what we had heard but after Brian explained how they did it, it started to make a lot of sense.
McCulla is a large fleet with a lot of drivers to manage. To maximize driver efficiency, they train their drivers using a combination of their telematics systems and our vehicle camera system. They do this mainly to reduce accidents and poor driving, but they also use it to teach drivers how to drive more fuel efficiently.
How they did it
We all know that the goal of saving fuel is for drivers to promote the smoothest driving habits, avoid braking and acceleration as much as possible, and keep the truck at a consistent speed to save fuel. Using telematics, McCulla was able to spot incidents of heavy braking and acceleration from their drivers. They then watched videos of the incidents from our cameras to see if they could have been avoided. McCulla then used the footage in a driver training program to teach drivers how to avoid these types of incidents. They then saw a reduction in harsh braking and acceleration and subsequently a reduction in fuel usage.
Their driver scorecards have improved by 4.8% and fleet MPG has increased by 3% which then translates to £70K to £80K in annual savings! Most HGV fleets use very advanced telematics systems to highlight harsh braking/acceleration incidents. But even if you don’t, all is not lost. CameraMatics vehicle camera system can detect these incidents as well, so you can get all the information you need to enjoy these savings.
Additional benefits of vehicle camera systems
Not only fuel savings, but vehicle camera systems also offer a number of other benefits, including:
- Reduced accident risk: Camera systems can help to reduce accidents by providing drivers with a wider field of view and by recording incidents for later review.
- Lower insurance costs: Many insurance companies offer discounts to fleets that use vehicle camera systems.
- Improved customer service: Camera systems can be used to record interactions with customers, which can help resolve disputes and improve customer satisfaction.
Vehicle camera systems are a valuable investment for any fleet that is looking to save money, improve efficiency, and reduce its environmental impact. With the latest technology and data, camera systems can help fleets achieve significant fuel savings. Just like McCulla, estimate that they save a total of £180K to £200K a year.
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